Professor Tony Butler


Professor Butler is a leading expert on the health of offenders and has developed numerous policy-relevant projects in justice health. He is the program head of the Justice Health Research Program at the Kirby Institute and leads a team of twelve researchers including PhD and post-doctoral researchers. He developed Australia’s only two national offender health data collection initiatives including the National Prison Entrants Bloodborne Virus Survey. He has led novel studies examining mental illness among prisoners, the role of head injury in offending, a  randomized controlled trial of a pharmacotherapy-based trial for impulsive-violent offenders, and text mining police domestic violence event narratives. He leads the National Health and Medical Research Council-funded Australian Centre for Offender Health Research.